(Closed) Weddings & social media. What are you doing?

posted 4 years ago in Technology
  • poll: How do you feel about updating often during the planning process? What about during the wedding?
    I don't think planning really needs to be shared on social media : (79 votes)
    34 %
    Some of the bigger exciting aspects (ex: getting a dress or venue) can be shared : (53 votes)
    23 %
    Share whatever you want because surely someone is interested : (7 votes)
    3 %
    Updating during your wedding/reception is really over the top, I won't/I didn't do this : (78 votes)
    34 %
    I think it's cool to update a few times during the wedding/reception : (12 votes)
    5 %
    I think it's cool to update all throughout the wedding/reception, social media all day err'day : (3 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    849 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think it’s okay to share stuff like setting a date or finding a venue. But anything more than that is oversharing. 

    And I would never update during the wedding! That seems so crazy to me. I’ll do one status update in the early morning when I wake up. Something like “I’m getting married today!!”. Then I’ll put away my phone and stay away from Facebook until after the honeymoon is over. 

    Speaking of the honeymoon, there is a girl on my Facebook who is currently on her honeymoon and she keeps updating her status and uploading photos! WHILE SHE IS STILL ON HER HONEYMOON!

    I will never do that. Once I leave for the honeymoon with my new husband, my phone is being turned off and STAYING off until I come back. Same for my husband’s phone. Lol we will need our privacy 😉

    Post # 4
    Member
    866 posts
    Busy bee

    I wrote a post one day whenI booked like 3 vendors in one day and was super excited. I don’t post much about it though, that was the only time I think

    Post # 5
    Member
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I post things.  If people don’t want to see it they can hide my posts. Simple.  I do that with people’s post that annoy me.

    Post # 7
    Member
    3057 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I just think it’s rude to update unless every person on your facebook or twitter is invited to your wedding.

    Post # 8
    Member
    825 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Galang_Gyal:  I would never update at the actual wedding. No way. I’ll be too busy enjoying myself and my new husband!

     

    As far as planning and other wedding related events, I do share a bit. For instance, my grandmother threw me a tea party/shower with some of her friends as guests and had everything decorated beautifully. I did share a few pictures via Instagram and Facebook, and I did put a status up about how much fun I had. For what it’s worth, I got a lot of “likes” and friends seemed to enjoy seeing the pictures. 

     

    Other than that though, I don’t constantly update about wedding things. As it gets closer though, I will admit being more excited about my “bride” status and wanting to share a bit! If you don’t like it, don’t look at my wall 🙂

    Post # 9
    Member
    7120 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Galang_Gyal:  I saw someone updating quite a bit during their wedding yesterday and just shook my head a bit.

    I think it’s okay to post occassionally about wedding stuff. I posted at 100 days out and then yesterday (a week out) but beyond that I haven’t really posted anything. I don’t think it’s rude to people who aren’t invited. I have never seen someone’s posts and thought “how rude, they didn’t invite me but they’re talking about it!” I personally think that people who find occassional updates rude are a little sensitive.

    I will not be updating during my wedding. I plan on having my phone with me in case of some kind of emergency but I will be too busy enjoying my guest’s company and my new DH to play on my phone!

    Post # 10
    Member
    199 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You aren’t really supposed to talk about your wedding with people who aren’t invited.  So, unless you invited your WHOLE fb friends list, I think it’s best to limit updates to just a couple major announcements.

     

    Post # 11
    Member
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I only have a facebook because I moved 600+ miles away from my friends and family and this is the current preferred method of communication. If it was smoke signals, I’d do that. If it was picking up the frigging phone, I’d embrace it. So though I occasionally share my life events, it isn’t common. I won’t even have a phone on me on my wedding day. As for my FI? He has no online presence whatsoever, so the odds of him joining social media to share stuff is completely unlikely.

    Post # 12
    Member
    4683 posts
    Honey bee

    The only wedding-related posts I’ve made so far were when I got engaged and when I hit my one year mark a couple days ago. Other than that, I think I might make 1-2 more posts about it and that’ll be it. 

    I do share a lot more on my (relatively anonymous) Tumblr, though. I’m Facebook friends with a few girls from my Tumblr, and a few of them may get courtsey invites, but I already know that none of them will come. I’ve never actually met any of them.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2949 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    The only wedding-related updates I’ve done on Fb thus far is changing my status to engaged and writing a status where I vented about the social requirement to wear white on one’s wedding. I don’t think I’ll be adding anything else except to change my status after we get married. I certain;y won’t be updating during the wedding itself.

    Post # 14
    Member
    2809 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    does a blog count? i’m documenting our planning on a blog. i don’t really mention the wedding much on facebook though. maybe randomly, but not very often.

    Post # 15
    Member
    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Well, I didn’t tell anyone on FB about the date or the venue choice, but I did update my FB to engaged and put the ring pic up. I don’t feel comfortable posting the date & venue, because… not everyone I’m friends with is invited. We are inviting 100 MAX, and fully expect less than 75, because of the distance travelled for many people. I just want to avoid the self invites as much as possible.

    Post # 16
    Member
    920 posts
    Busy bee

    @soontobemrsm11:  “I just think it’s rude to update unless every person on your facebook or twitter is invited to your wedding.”


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